Orchestral Jobs

Current Vacancies

Principal Timpani

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra seeks expressions of interest from musicians of outstanding ability of all nationalities.
Applications due Thursday 27 February 2020


General Audition Information

Live Audition Process

Applicants are required to submit their application by the prescribed closing date as outlined below. Details regarding the audition are distributed after the closing date and audition times a few days before live auditions.

For those unable to attend a live audition, please see the Recording Information Pack for requirements when submitting a digital audition.

Expression of Interest Process

When a position at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is opened to EOIs, interested and qualified musicians are invited to submit an application, as outlined below.

Successful candidates are invited to undertake a 2–3 week trial engagement with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and perform a Recital Audition in the final week.

Submitting an application

Please send a detailed resume to Orchestra Management:

Email: auditionapplications@sydneysymphony.com
Post: GPO Box 4972, Sydney NSW 2001

Resumes must be no more than two pages, and include the applicant’s nationality, email address, postal address and phone number.


Audition excerpts are posted below approximately 8 weeks before live auditions, and emailed directly to successful EOI candidates.

Further Enquiries

Please contact Rosie Marks-Smith:

Phone: 02 8215 4691
Mobile: 0418 656 276
Email: auditionapplications@sydneysymphony.com



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